How to Get Wax Out of Your Ear Safely

Medically Reviewed by Carolin Schneider, MD

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Cleaning your ears properly can be tricky. Do you use a cotton swab to clean your ears? Or does that move the wax farther inside your ear? Can a cotton swab damage your eardrum? So many questions can arise when you’re talking about the techniques people use to clean their ears. So, it can be challenging to separate truth from myth. If your ears are due for a cleaning, read on to find out the proper way to do so.